Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Parental Monitoring- Ensuring Internet Safety of Teens from Intimidators Online

Whenever we talk about cyberbullying, we always focus on the victims but never think why did bully do this? As cyberbullying is growing so dramatically, it’s time we looked at the both ends of cyberbullying. According to the psychologists, in most of the cases, bullies themselves need help to control their misplaced anger. Today, the Internet safety for teens is becoming important not only to protect them from becoming a target of bullies, but we have to ensure online safety to stop our kids from becoming bullies. Web monitoring is not an option it’s a must-have today!

Treat both ends of cyberbullying equally

Apparently, cyberbullies seem very bit mean and dangerous to all of us but the truth is that it's their misplaced anger which they exhibit by bullying others. At times, bullies could bully because they are being bullied by other kids online and to avoid abuse from other kids, they hurt and harm and hide their fears. Social Work Degree Guide shared an Infographic which enhanced my knowledge and understanding of cyberbullying, so I’m sharing it with you; have a look:
The biggest cause of the bullying attitude could be a result of misplaced anger or bullies may be suffering from abuse from another bully online or could be by a family member. We have to understand what victims go through after bullying incidents and also what is the secret life of bullies. Such abusive behavior could be corrected by anger management, interventions and psychotherapy for bullies, but it’s only possible by staying connected with them 24/7. Try to stay in touch with whatever kids do online, it can help you to make Web a safe place to surf and interact.

And here, web safety apps come in handy. These apps are pretty useful because they let parents keep an eye on their kids’ online activities and thus can help them pin point of something is disturbing. There are certain websites and apps only meant for cyberbullying like Burnbook, etc.  There is a mobile parental control app called FamilyTime which is getting popular among parents. This app is capable of letting the parents check their children’s phone usage stats, locations and the web history.  With FamilyTime, parents can:
  • View web history on their child’s phone remotely 
  • Track all their bookmarks with URLs and other details 
Parents have to install the parents’ version of the app- FamilyTime - Dashboard on their phones and then install the child app from their online dashboard on child’s iPhone or Android phone. The app then collects all info and web history from child phone and uploads it on the FamilyTime - Dashboard app.
This way, you can keep an eye on your children’s online behavior and can make them responsible digital citizens. And if you feel like your child is developing the traits of a bully, you will be better prepared to handle the situation. The FamilyTime - Dashboard app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play and iTunes app store or from the buttons below:    

App Store  google play 

With this smart parental monitoring app, FamilyTime, you can stop your kids from getting mean online and can prevent their likelihood to become a victim, too. FamilyTime is a feature-packed app to avert cyberbullying so you can try it too. Switch to smart parenting today and take your part in ensuring the Internet safety for teens!

17 comments:

  1. I think it is so important to monitor our kids on the Internet. There are so many predators out there and it's very scary for us as parents.

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  2. it is so important not only to instill in children about internet difficulties with all sorts of people. I think parents are being responsible when they monitor their child's activities online!

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  3. It is an unfortunate sign of the times but parents really do have to monitor what and who their kids are doing on the net. Too much goes on--I'm glad there is a app to help parents keep their children as safe as is possible.

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  4. Parents need to be so careful about what and who their children are interacting with online. I just read another case of a girl killing herself unintentionally because she was trying to impress a predator that she met through texting. Scary stuff!

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  5. We should really watch over what our kids are doing online. Close monitoring means we are responsible parents.

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  6. This is so great. This is definitely a conversation we always have when we talk about having kids. It's scary how much more access they have to world than when we were growing up.

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  7. Sounds like an awesome app. I think it's a great idea for the parents to keep an eye on what their children are doing online. They could get in so much danger. They bullying is horrible. It's so sad these days. I just don't understand it.

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  8. In this day and age where I see 6 year olds with iPads and phones, it's definitely important to teach kids proper internet etiquette. Monitoring kids on the web is vital.

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  9. We are not near the phone or internet stage just yet, but these are good ideas. I like the idea of treating the bullying from both sides.

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  10. I don't have any children. I keep thinking that when I do children, I have way to many things to worry about that my parents didn't have to deal with. The Internet is a scary place! No place for children

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  11. What a great app!! The internet is such a scary place and I constantly worry about what is out there!!

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  12. It's really important to watch what kids are viewing in the internet. They can also be exposed to a lot of bullies and opportunists when they are online.

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  13. I need to download this app especially since my daughter knows how to use the internet now...

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  14. Monitoring your children's online activities are very important, good thing there are useful apps like this!

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  15. Interesting thoughts. I love the idea of this app. It is so important to be involved in and monitoring what your kids are doing online. It is something I think about often as my daughter spends more time online.

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  16. I've seen memes that joke about how happy someone is that there was no facebook when they were a teenager. And that is true, but it's

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  17. I monitor my kids online activity and so far there's been no fear of cyber bullying which seems to be getting worse.

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It's always a pleasure to read what you have to say! Thank you!

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